4/4/30 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
'Pleasure Man9 Troupe Freed Of Prosecution Crain Acts After Jury in Mac West's Play ; Case Is Deadlocked District Attorney Craln after a conference today with Assistant Dis trict Attorney Wallace announced there would be no further prosecution of: Mae West and 24 others in connection with the production of her play "Pleasure Man" at the Biltmore Theater in October, 1928. Mr. Craln aid that later Mr. Wallace would draw up a recommenda tion which would be filed with Judge Bertlni in General Sessions concerning the dismissal of the indictments and the discharge of the defendants. Among thos who are to be discharged is Charles E. Davenport, stage director of the play, who got a separate trial from Judge Bertlni when the trial of the others began two and a half weeks ago. Informal polls of the Jury showed that the vote was seven for conviction and five against, and that It had stood that way during - the greater part of the 10 hours that the case was under discussion. Albany, April 4 UP- The Senate today passed and sent to the Gov emor the Post amendment to the Wales Theater Padlock Bill, designed to provide against the imprisonment of members of the cast of a play alleged to be improper pending determination of the fact by the court. The bill does not relieve the actors of responsibility if the play In which theyy appeared Is determined finallyy to come under the prohibition of the Wales Law.